Chai Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Frosting (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

  • Author: Helen Au
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These vegan and gluten free Chai Muffins are soft and moist inside. With the addition of the cinnamon sugar frosting, it makes the perfect cozy treat to have with coffee, tea, or hot cocoa.


-1 ½ cup almond flour
-2 chai tea bags
-¼ cup unsweetened almond milk*
-6 tbsp dairy-free yogurt
-¼ cup organic coconut sugar
-¼ cup arrowroot powder
-1 tsp baking powder
-½ tbsp chai spice
-pinch of salt

Cinnamon Sugar Frosting
-1 tbsp coconut sugar
-½ tsp chai spice


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners or spray with some oil.
  2. In a small pot, add tea bags and milk. Bring to a boil and let the tea bag sit for 5-8 minutes. Remove tea bags when done.
  3. Combine the tea and yogurt together in a bowl.
  4. In another bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut sugar, arrowroot powder, baking powder, chai spice and salt together.
  5. Slowly add in milk and yogurt mixture. Combine well.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the coconut sugar and chai spic for the frosting together.
  7. Divide the batter into the muffin pan, about 3/4th full. Top with ½ tsp each of the cinnamon sugar frosting.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool before serving and enjoy!


*Can sub for any other non-dairy milk.

Keywords: chai, muffins, gluten-free, vegan, autumn